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2010 Just A Game (G1)

6/5/2010, Belmont Park
1 mile (Turf)
3+ F

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Just A Game (G1)...

Proviso, the even-money favorite, took the lead with 220 yards to go and held off a hard-charging Phola to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Just a Game presented by VisitNassauCounty.com on the turf Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park.   Ridden by Mike Smith, Proviso raced on the outside of pacesetter...Read More
  • mdracing69 · Quote from Bill Mott: “I’d probably want to try the Diana [Grade 1, $500,000, 1 1/8 miles on July 31 at Saratoga Race Course] with her. She has run longer races. She won the Spinster at a mile and an eighth but got DQ’d.” · 1414 days ago ·
JUST A GAME PRESENTED BY VISITNASSAUCOUNTY.COM QUOTES   Bill Mott, winning trainer of Proviso (No. 5): “She’s been a nice filly, but come to hand for us lately. We’ve got a couple Grade 1’s coming up; we’re hoping for more.   “Looking at the [form], I thought the race might shape up as it ...Read More
The Belmont Stakes is now only hours away and while the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown may lack the Derby and Preakness winner, it has no shortage of quality.  There are two colts, First Dude and Ice Box, on the verge of ascending to the top of the 3YO ranks with a win in the Test of the champion....Read More
Proviso, already a Grade 1 stakes winner against males, will face five talented fillies and mares in the 17th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Just a Game presented by VisitNassauCounty.com, which is part of the undercard for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.   Proviso began her career in Europe, win...Read More
Trainer Bill Mott issued an upbeat bulletin following Proviso’s breeze over Belmont’s inner turf course on Sunday morning.   “It was very nice,” said Mott. “She was on her own today, breezing on the bridle.”   Proviso covered four furlongs in 47.45 in the fastest of eight moves over the co...Read More
The Belmont Stakes Day undercard on June 5 will also feature three other Grade 1 races in the $300,000 Betfair TVG Acorn for 3-year-old fillies, the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap, a turf race for horses 3 and up, and the $400,000 Just a Game, also on turf for fillies and mares. A pair...Read More
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is not one given to superlatives, but he came close after Proviso’s bullet five-furlong work in 59.52 Sunday morning over the inner turf.   “It was,” he said, “one of those works that sort of “wowed” you.”   Winner of the Grade 1 Kilroe Mile in her last star...Read More
Quality Road will have his final tune-up on Tuesday for Memorial Day’s Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap, and trainer Todd Pletcher could not be happier with the way the 4-year-old Elusive Quality colt is coming into the race.   “He’s doing great,” said Pletcher of Edward P. Evans’ homebred, who in...Read More
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott reported Wednesday that Proviso, most recently a nose winner of the Grade 1 Kilroe Mile against males at Santa Anita on March 6, is on track to run in the Grade 1, $400,000 Just A Game on Belmont Stakes Day, Saturday, June 5.   The 5-year-old Dansili mare breezed...Read More

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